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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... March, 2012
3-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Many Friends

Posted on 02/29/2012 10:21:16 PM PST by JustAmy




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To: jaycee; JustAmy; All

Update: I promised to let you guys know when we found out the results of son’s tests. Praise the Lord, I am able to report that he passed the tests with flying colors. No cancer. You can imagine how relieved I am. Losing one son to cancer is quite enough for me. Son has the weight of the world lifted today. He was thinking all those days about how could he possibly leave his babies. Every time he picked up the baby, he had tears in his eyes. He loves those babies more than anything. I want to thank all of you for your prayers. I know they worked and we all appreciate all of you for your concerns and prayers. God bless you.


401 posted on 03/08/2012 6:38:59 PM PST by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: jaycee

:~(

I’m so sorry, Jaycee. Seems things are not working in my favor this week. :(

I’ve been trying to get some bookwork done but am having printer problems. I have some of the files on the old computer so am running back and forth. Maybe I’ll lose some weight. LOL

Hey .. I hope you know that you are and will continue to be in my prayers. How did the consultation go? When wll you have the surgery?

Big Hugs!


402 posted on 03/08/2012 7:43:44 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Diver Dave

Hey ... I still couldn’t find you on Facebook. How about sending a friend request to me?


403 posted on 03/08/2012 7:52:07 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: oldteen; jaycee; Diver Dave; WVNan; All; FRiends; everyone
Dear Jaycee, Thank you for your Sweet #393! That is the Cutest Gif!
Dear Teenie, Thank you for your Kind Post #390!
Dear Dave, Praying Daily for your Upcoming Surgery.
Dear Nan, Thank you for your Wonderful Praise Report on your Son!

(((((Goodnight to All FRiends)))))
Our Lord Grant us a Peaceful and Restful Night.


404 posted on 03/08/2012 8:26:39 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: WVNan

Praise The Lord for this wonderful news, Nan.

Your son’s tears reminds me of the tears I shed when each of our daughters were born.


405 posted on 03/08/2012 9:49:43 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Kitty Mittens

Thank You, KM.

I got a jury summons in the mail today. I think I have a valid excuse for not serving this time. Have to notify them to get the summons postponed.


406 posted on 03/08/2012 9:53:21 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: JustAmy

Linda sent one out to you tonight.


407 posted on 03/08/2012 9:54:54 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: Jim Robinson; JustAmy; Billie; MEG33; jaycee; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; deadhead; LUV W; mathluv; ...

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


Acts Of Gratitude

March 9, 2012

Few people knew me better as a boy than Francis Allen, the pastor who led me to Jesus Christ. A fire-and-brimstone preacher in the pulpit, he was a near-perfect example of the gentleness of God’s love outside of it.

Early on, Francis recognized a tendency in me to try to “buy” approval by working harder than expected and doing more than people asked. “These are good traits to give as gifts to others,” he would tell me, “but you should never use them to buy acceptance and love from people—or from God.”

To help me understand this, he told me to read Jesus’ promise in Matthew 11:30 that His “yoke is easy”—a statement that sometimes seems too simple to be true. Then, pointing to Micah 6:6-8, he said: “Now read this and ask yourself if there are any gifts you can give God that He doesn’t already have.” The answer, of course, is no.

Then he went on to explain that God cannot be bought—the gift of grace is free. Since this is true, what should be our response? “To do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God” (v.8). I learned that these were acts of gratitude—not of purchase.

Let Micah 6 be a reminder that grace is free and that faithful living is our grateful response.

We’re saved by grace through faith alone,
Good works can have no part;
But God rewards each loving deed
That’s done with all our heart. —D. De Haan
Good works are not the means of salvation but the result.

Read: Micah 6:1-8

What does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? —Micah 6:8
Bible in a Year:
Judges 9-12


408 posted on 03/09/2012 5:56:50 AM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Didn’t get back on the thread last night. I was on my way to the car and my insurance man was up in the backyard. He walked back here and I really was in a hurry for my appointment so we will be in touch more today or Monday. Of course, he told me what I already knew....”that my building was demolished.” LOL! Have a great day!


409 posted on 03/09/2012 6:12:39 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: WVNan

Nan, what wonderful news! I cannot imagine what losing a son would be like. I have 2 sons and if anything happened to either of them, it would almost be the end of me.

I know you are rejoicing and Praising the Lord for these great results as we all here at Amy’s are rejoicing with you!

God bless you and your family today and every day! (((HUGS)))


410 posted on 03/09/2012 6:17:04 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Diver Dave

Son was the same way Dave, when his daughters were born. He carries his tears close to the surface. He has a big heart.


411 posted on 03/09/2012 6:22:29 AM PST by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: jaycee

Thank you jaycee, I hope everyone has a great day. I will be chasing the dynamo around the house all day. She is the fastest thing on knees. Today she is 1 year old. She is so close to walking. I was just thinking that I will have to have a leash for her when she starts walking. I can barely keep up with her as she crawls. She will have to be in athletics to burn off all that energy.


412 posted on 03/09/2012 6:25:52 AM PST by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: JustAmy

Its okay, Amy. I think I was so frustrated yesterday. I am so tired of going for tests and doctors that I'm exhausted. This new doctor and surgeon had my x-rays and bone scan and saw the fracture but still wants me to have an MRI and he made the appt. for the 15th and back to him on the 21st. It looks like the extensive x-rays I had and the complete bone scan would have been sufficient but evidently not. I know one thing....maybe doctors don't realize when a person has so much pain, they're not up to so many tests.

I'm behind in my bookwork and must write my checks today and get another worry off my mind. Its not that its so hard....its just time-consuming and sitting still so long is not good for my back. Life must go on as they say! I must say "I'm grateful that I can do all these things though."


413 posted on 03/09/2012 6:30:17 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: WVNan
*grin*

Don't think I could do it, Nan!

414 posted on 03/09/2012 6:33:20 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy; Diver Dave
I couldn't find it either Amy, with that last name he gave
us. Better luck for us the next time...LOL!
415 posted on 03/09/2012 6:35:45 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Kitty Mittens

Thank you, dearest Kitty!

I think your prayer worked as I slept really well last night!


416 posted on 03/09/2012 6:38:47 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: WVNan; Diver Dave
I think we all shed a few tears of joy when our babies
are born as we just witnessed another of God's miracles!
And for thanksgiving that they are born so perfect!
417 posted on 03/09/2012 6:43:33 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: All
It will be later when I get my red post ready today as I have
to get busy now. After the kitchen is cleaned up a little,
I will start on the books!
418 posted on 03/09/2012 6:46:16 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy

This is so SAD! Brought tears to my eyes.


419 posted on 03/09/2012 8:11:21 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...
March 9, 2012


"Wear Red" Friday
You will soon see a lot of people wearing Red on Fridays. Here's why..... The Americans, who support our troops, are the silent majority. We are not "organized" to reflect who we are, or to reflect what our opinions are. Many Americans, like yourself, and all their friends, simply want to recognize that Americans support our troops. Our idea of showing our solidarity and support for our troops is starting Friday and continuing on each and every Friday, until this is over, that every red-blooded American who supports our young men and women, WEAR SOMETHING RED.

Word of mouth, press, TV -- let's see if we can make the United States, on any given Friday, a sea of red much like a home football game at a University. If every one of our memberships share this with other acquaintances, fellow workers, friends, and neighbors, I guarantee that it will not be long before the USA will be covered in RED - and make our troops know there are many people thinking of their well-being. You will feel better all day Friday when you wear Red! So let's get the word out and lead by example; wear RED on Fridays.

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS! WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE. FOR US, THEIR BLOOD RUNS RED!! GOD BLESS AMERICA.

From an email on June 10th, 2006 - the author is unknown.



420 posted on 03/09/2012 8:52:17 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: Billie; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; yorkie; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; ...



Graphic by Billie



421 posted on 03/09/2012 8:52:28 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: WVNan

PTL ... Nan, thank you for sharing this wonderful news. I know it is a relief for all of you. We are joining you in giving thanks to our Lord.

Give those babies a big hug.

Heavenly Father ... thank you for hearing our prayers. Amen.


422 posted on 03/09/2012 8:57:37 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: WVNan

Thanking God for your good news.It’s wondeerful!


423 posted on 03/09/2012 8:58:03 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Diver Dave

Thanks, Dave. I got it and am now a member of the group.

Hugs and prayers.


424 posted on 03/09/2012 8:59:26 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: The Mayor

Happy Friday, Rus. Thank you for ODB. Thank you for being here.


425 posted on 03/09/2012 9:00:59 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; jaycee; yorkie; oldteen; The Mayor; LUV W; ConorMacNessa; ...

Good Morning To Amy's Place


Wear Red On Friday To Support Our Troops
It's a chilly, wet day here.
Hope You Have A Lovely Weekend

426 posted on 03/09/2012 9:01:58 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: jaycee

Like you, I’m just checking in between bookwork. I hope to finish FR this weekend.

Next week, I will tackle the info for our personal return. I wish I didn’t procrastinate. I wish I were better organized! LOL


427 posted on 03/09/2012 9:06:09 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: geologist

Yes .. this is a very sad poem. I hesitated before using it ... then decided that death was a part of life.

Wishing you a Fantastic Friday and a Blessed weekend.


428 posted on 03/09/2012 9:10:01 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: MEG33

Good Friday mornng, Meg. Thank you for the pretty spring graphic.

Our nights and mornings are cold but the afternoons are very pleasant.

We didn’t get much rain .... a few showers. I don’t know whether to wish for rain or not. We need the rain (we really need snow in the mountains!). but very much rain can do real damage to the crops. All of the fruit trees are in bloom. I’m hoping for a drive only the blossom trail this weekend.

Ha


429 posted on 03/09/2012 9:15:55 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy
So cute and soooo delicious! Wish I had some wonderful stuffed peppers....sounds so good to me at the moment.
No time for extensive cooking though but maybe something to think about for next week!
430 posted on 03/09/2012 9:19:03 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: JustAmy

431 posted on 03/09/2012 9:20:36 AM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: MEG33

So lovely and sweet, Meg.

Back to the coal mines now!


432 posted on 03/09/2012 9:21:42 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: The Mayor

Today this is something I came across, and I want to bring it for others to read ...
___________________________________________________________

“GOD MOVES IN A MYSTERIOUS WAY ... By William Cowper

You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand. John 13:7

God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea
And rides upon the storm.

Deep in unfathomable mines
Of never failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs
And works His sovereign will.

Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take;
The clouds ye so much dread
Are big with mercy and shall break
In blessings on your head.

Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
But trust Him for His grace;
Behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding every hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flower.

Blind unbelief is sure to err
And scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
And He will make it plain.”
___________________________________________________________


433 posted on 03/09/2012 9:30:17 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: JustAmy

;o)
I was getting spoiled with 70s days..It’s 43 right now..The winds were awful(and so are my allergies) this week. We didn’t get the heavier rain yesterday but did have thunderstorms this morning.

I do hope you get your blossom tour, Amy.


434 posted on 03/09/2012 9:36:37 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: jaycee

Thank you, jaycee..Happy Bookwork(just kidding)
;o)


435 posted on 03/09/2012 9:40:29 AM PST by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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"I hesitated before using it...then decided that death was a part of life."

You are so right, Amy. Tomorrow it will be two months since death touched my life so deeply.........

Look at the hibiscus flower, in time lapse, as it opens with full beauty, and then as it grasps for life, just before it's final close:

Life is Short - Take Time to Smell the Flowers

436 posted on 03/09/2012 10:01:57 AM PST by yorkie
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To: MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; Kitty Mittens; The Mayor; GodBlessUSA; gardengirl; DollyCali; ...

A RED present for all our Troops and Veterans
Untie the ribbon, remove the paper, open the box and you will see....

It is full of LOVE and SUPPORT for each and every one of our HEROES!


437 posted on 03/09/2012 10:11:59 AM PST by yorkie
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To: JustAmy; All
It does give us pause to consider the frailness of life.

Mothers love their off spring ...

We all need to consider this, MO.

Thank you, for posting it.

438 posted on 03/09/2012 10:17:15 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: jaycee

Thanks, Jaycee.

I thought that this was one of Billie’s most clever.

I’m hoping that I will catch up soon. I do not like the pressure. :)


439 posted on 03/09/2012 10:20:56 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: yorkie

Precious!

“Mercy unto you,
and peace
and love be multiplied.”

Jude 1:2


440 posted on 03/09/2012 10:21:43 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: The Mayor

LOL

Cute, Rus. Thanks.


441 posted on 03/09/2012 10:22:14 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: yorkie
Isn't it amazing God makes such beauty for a brief time?

I love hibiscus they have prolific blooms.

God can afford to squander beauty everywhere for those with eyes to see.

442 posted on 03/09/2012 10:27:13 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: yorkie

Frst ... please accept my condolences on your loss. It will soon be a year since my friend from 7th grade died. I’ve really missed her and our conversations.

That Life is Short video is awesome. So pretty and so meaningful.

Wishing you a beautiful day ... big hugs for tomorrow.


443 posted on 03/09/2012 10:33:33 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: yorkie

Ohh, Yorkie.

I answered your post thinking it was from another. Pam is truly missed at Amy’s Place and Cardu is really missed at FR.

I think of Pam every Saturday.

Big Hugs.


444 posted on 03/09/2012 10:38:45 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Oh, thank you, Amy. You have sent so many condolences, and cards and calls, I hold you and your family dear to my heart.

I am sorry about your life-long friend’s passing. Death is difficult for those of us left behind, but so beautiful for the believers that ‘go Home’.

(((((HUGS)))))


445 posted on 03/09/2012 10:38:45 AM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

This is so precious, Yorkie. I’ll bet her soldier day is anxious to see his little angel.


446 posted on 03/09/2012 10:43:13 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: geologist

Beautiful words, Geo!

This song reminds me of those words by Wm. Cowper:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc6mcKUucaw

Farther Along, we’ll understand why.


447 posted on 03/09/2012 10:43:58 AM PST by yorkie
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To: yorkie

This is beautiful, Yorkie. Such beautiful voices on those little ones.


448 posted on 03/09/2012 10:49:33 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: yorkie

I’m feel so bad that I answered your post without mentioning Pam and Cardy.

That’s what happens when I rush to get a few posts answered on a short break.

HUGS!!!!


449 posted on 03/09/2012 10:58:05 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa; LUV W; AZamericonnie; Brad's Gramma; JustAmy; jackv; jaycee; yorkie; tiapam; ...

Happy Friday








Queen Esther is Wearing Red. So Is Her Hubby Xerxes!



ML/LTOS
(El Kabong)

450 posted on 03/09/2012 11:04:47 AM PST by left that other site
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